Corporate & Political Crime

 

NEW!!! The 2015 Corporate Rap Sheet

 

Duke Energy fined $102 million in coal ash spill

 

Special series of commentaries:

Is Wall Street a Gang? Part I  (10/23/11)

Is Wall Street a Gang? Part II (11/2/11)

Is Wall Street a Gang? Part III  (11/29/11)
Is Wall Street a Gang, Part IV?
(12/13/11)

 

Wall Street is Without a Doubt a Gang(1/21/12)


 

What else is new? 7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don't Want You to Know About

 

Click here and make sure you watch the cartoon: What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill

 

Explosion in West, Texas - another example of corporate negligence

 

Iraq, Sandy Hook and America

 

The War on Drugs Is a War on Kids

 

California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low - due in large part by decriminalizing pot

http://cjcj.org/files/CA_Youth_Crime_2011.pdf

 

Two stories about Corporate Tax Cheats - Paul Buchheit reports that 64 corporations paid just over 8% in taxes during a five-year period; according to David Cay Johnston "There are 6 million corporations in America, but 2,600 of them, a tiny number out of 6 million, own 80 percent of the business assets in America."

 

Another example of Wall Street Gang crime!

Feds charge former hedge fund manager in big insider-trading case

 

Two new reports on Wall Street Crimes:

 

Lehman E-Mails Show Wall Street Arrogance Led to the Fall and

Why Can't Obama Bring Wall Street to Justice?

And check out the names and faces behind Wall Street collapse:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2008/09/17/photos-ceos-golden-parachutes-from-failed-firms.html

 

Wall Street Morality: Three Related Stories

 

Merck Pays a Pittance for Mass Deaths

 

5 Ways to Make Banks Pay for Their Secret $7 Trillion Free Ride

 

Should Corporations Have More Leeway to Kill Than People Do?

 

More Wall Street Crimes: 5 Ways Wall Street Is Putting the Squeeze on American Students

"Where's our money"?

 

Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone: The People vs. Goldman Sachs

 

Interview with Matt Taibbi: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/23/matt-taibbi-wall-street-arrests-commit-crimes_n_865631.html

 

Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes? An insightful story by Matt Taibbi:  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-the-sec-covering-up-wall-street-crimes-20110817

 

A chart showing companies paying no taxes:  http://payupnow.org/

 

How Wall Street Thieves, Led by Goldman Sachs, Took Down the Global Economy -- Their Outsized Influence Must be Stopped

 

Top US Corporations Outsourced More Than 2.4 Million American Jobs Over the Last Decade

 

Bipartisan support builds for slicing corporate tax rate

 

 America Is Not Broke - speech by Michael Moore in Madison

          Related story.  Does this surprise anyone?

          Hedge Fund Gamblers Earn the Same In One Hour As a Middle-Class Household Makes In Over 47 Years

          Not to rub salt in your wounds, but.... The False Debate on the Debt

 

83% of the largest corporations "reported having subsidiaries in jurisdictions listed as tax havens or financial privacy jurisdictions" according to a new GAO report.

 

10 of the Biggest Corporate Tax Cheats In America

 

Boeing’s Reward for Paying No Federal Taxes Over Last Three Years? A $35 Billion Federal Contract  (See my commentary for 3/25/11)

 

 

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?  See Interview with author of this piece: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/2/22/matt_taibbi_why_isnt_wall_street_in_jail

 

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Chevron ordered to pay $8 billion by Ecuador court

 

 Who's responsible for the West Virginia Mining Disaster?  Massey Energy?  A Series of articles.

 

Is this criminal?  Wall Street Bonuses Rise as Big 3 May Pay $30 Billion 

 

The Bernard Madoff Fraud Case. 

 

Click here for a series of reports in the New York Times: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/bernard_l_madoff/index.html

More articles are found here: The Madoff Case

 

Articles related to the financial crisis

 

Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases -- for starters

 

Two articles by Naomi Klein on the bailout:

The Bailout Profiteers

 

Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

Free Market Ideology is Far From Finished

 

Meltdown and Bailout: Why Our Economic System Is on the Verge of Collapse

 

Keating 5 ring a bell?

 

The Rich Are Staging a Coup Right Now

 

AIG to Get Additional $37.8 Billion

 

Primer on Wall Street Meltdown

 

Bank rescue plan to test capitalism

 

Socialized Compensation

 

FBI Struggles to Handle Wave of Financial Fraud Cases

 

Corporate Crimes

 

Corporate Crime Quiz

 

Twenty Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime

 

Fraud in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry

 

Health Net ordered to pay $9 million after canceling cancer patient's policy

 

One Thousand Lives A Month

 

Papers Show Wachovia Knew of Thefts

 

US Ignores Finding on Student Lender

 

A different kind of corruption: religion mixing with politics

        God's Profits: Faith, Fraud and the GOP Crusade for Values Voters

 

Blackwater – a series of articles

 

Hospital drug errors far from uncommon

Review of a new book: Stolen Without a Gun

 

Myanmar and Big Oil

Corporate Drug Pushers

Bribes and Spies in the Drug Industry

 

Antitrust law losing its teeth

Shielding the Powerful

The Crimes of Greed vs. the Crimes of Government

 

Rise in Bribery Tests Integrity of US Border 

 

Enron Chiefs Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy

 

Key Events in the Fall of Enron and Resulting Trials

 

Thugs in Blue Suits: Corporate and Political Crime in America

 

 

An Overview of Some Recent Corporate Scandals

 

Enron

 

The 10 Worst Corporations of 2005

http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/mm2005/112005/mokhiber.html

 

High Court Rules for Oil Firms

March 1, 2006

A Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Co. joint venture didn't break antitrust law when it set pump prices in the Western United States, the Supreme Court said Tuesday, ending a years-long battle over allegations that the companies inflated prices and forced dealers out of business.

For complete story:  http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas1mar01,0,2370612.story?coll=la-home-business

Corporation Convicted of Homicide Sentenced to Pay $1.7 Million

 

The Costs of Corporate Crime

 

The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail

 

Vanquishing the American Dream by Jim Hightower

The New Robber Barons - http://www.counterpunch.org/

Of Snowboarders and Corporations - http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=104&ItemID=9697

 

Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the Decade: http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/top100.html